About Us

MISSION

The Global Health Institute at AUB addresses global health challenges with a focus on context and sustainable impact by employing an interdisciplinary approach. The primary focus of GHI are challenges that are affecting the MENA region, but have relevance to and impact on other regions in the Global South.

VISION

GHI is the regional leader and a key partner in defining and addressing the global health agenda, especially components relevant to the MENA region and other regions in the Global South. GHI will transform the global health dialogue to focus on contextualized solutions that are sustainable and proportionally dependent on local and regional capacity.

DIRECTOR’S MESSAGE

For decades, the Global South has been the epicenter for health challenges. Yet, real input from Global South-based institutions has not been factored in efforts to diagnose, intervene or evaluate global health approaches. This alarming fact underscored the necessity to foster “local” global health hubs and leaders for contextualizing knowledge and tools in order to face these challenges.

AUB’s Global Health Institute was formally established on July 19, 2017 to become the first such institute in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA), and among the very few in the Global South. GHI portfolio focuses on supporting better health, empowering vulnerable populations and strengthening global health systems to contribute towards a better future.

Strategically based in the MENA region, our vision is not only to contextualize global health, but also to have the voice of the region heard within the global health dialogue. Our core values remain the guiding principles for everything we do towards the well-being of societies and people, especially in our region.

 

GHI operates through three major divisions: GHI Programs, tackling global health challenges through research, policy and advocacy; GHI Academy, the capacity-building arm of the institute; And GHI ASSIST the service arm that includes our vibrant Non-Governmental Organizations’ Initiative (NGOi).

I invite you to explore our website to get to know us more and get acquainted with our initiatives and programs. We, at GHI, look forward to your support and engagement.

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OUR TEAM

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Shadi Saleh, PhD, MPH

Founding Director, Global Health Institute
Professor, Health Systems and Financing
Ext: 4832

Alaa

Alaa Merhi, MSc

Coordination Officer, NGOi
Ext: 4947

Asmaa

Asmaa El Dakdouki, MS

Research Assistant, E-Sahha Program

Dana

Dana Jumaa, MPH

Initiative Support Intern, NGOi

Dayana

Dayana Brome, MA

Research Assistant, GHI Academy

Deeb

Deeb Al Turk, BS

Software Developer

Hadi

Hady Naal, MA

Research Consultant, GHI Academy

Israa

Israa El Sayed

Research Assistant for eCAP

jaana

Jana Rahal, PMD

Administrative and Financial Manager
Ext: 4994

lura

Laura Hudroj, BS, BA

Project Coordinator, MUH COP

Lea

Lea Sassine, MA

Communication Officer
Ext:4993

lubna

Lubna Jaber, BSc

Research Assistant, Conflict Medicine Program

Mariam

Mariam Khankan, BS

Assistant Coordination Officer, NGOi

Mohamad-Sheme

Mohammad Al Shami, BSc

Software Developer

Mohamad-Bohsaly

Mohamad El Bohsaly, BSc

Software Developer

Moustafa

Mustafa Slim, MS1

Software Developer

Nadine

Nadine Sabra, PharmD, RPh

Research Associate, E-Sahha Program

Nour

Nour El Arnaout, MPH

Manager, GHI ASSIST /NGOi
Coordinator, E-Sahha Program
Ext: 4946

Samira

Samira Hassan, BS

Initiative Administrative Officer, NGOi
Ext: 4832

Sarah-Ibrahim

Sara Ibrahim, MPH

Research Associate, Refugee Health Program

Sarah-Malaeb

Sarah Malaeb, BA

Administrative Assistant

Sarah-Younes

Sarah Younes, BA

Associate Communication Officer

Tatiana

Tatiana Rahbany, MSc

Initiative Coordination Officer, NGOi

Theresa

Theresa Farhat, PhD

Program Coordinator, Refugee Health Program
Ext: 4996

Tracy

Tracy Daou, MSc

Research Associate, eCAP

Waed

Waed Slim, MSc

Manager, GHI Academy

Yasmine

Yasmine Noueihed, BSc

Web Developer / Consultant

Zahi

Zahi Abdul Sater, PhD

Manager, GHI Programs
Coordinator, Conflict Medicine Program
Ext: 4933

PARTNERS

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